Awards & Nominations

Please note that the following are not individual awards. They are accolades that the games have received, but were earned by the full teams that worked on them.

Arthur: The Quest for Excalibur
1989 MacWorld Graphic Adventure of the Year

Spellcasting 101: Sorcerers Get All the Girls
1991 CES Software Showcase Award
1991 Computer Gaming World Adventure Game of the Year (Runner-up)
#11 on
Computer Gaming World’s list of “15 Funniest Games of All time.”

TIMEQUEST
1991 Game Player’s PC Excellence Award
1991 QuestBusters Game of the Year
1991 Games Magazine Top 100 Games of the Year Award

Spellcasting 201: The Sorcerer’s Appliance
1992 Games Magazine Top 100 Games of the Year Award

Frederik Pohl’s Gateway
1992 Games Magazine Top 100 Games of the Year Award

Eric the Unready
1993 Computer Gaming World Adventure Game of the Year
1993 Compute Choice Award Finalist
1993 Computer Game Review Golden Triad Award
1993 Games Magazine Top 100 Games of the Year Award
1993 Strategy Plus Adventure Game of the Year (Nominee)
1994 Game Bytes Editor’s Choice Award
#9 on CGW’s list of “15 Funniest Games of All time.”
#7 on CGW’s list of “15 Most Rewarding Endings of All Time.”
#11 on CGW’s list of “15 Most Memorable Heroes of All Time.”

Superhero League of Hoboken
1994 Strategy Plus Multi-character RPG of the Year Award (Runner-up)
1994 Computer Game Review Golden Triad Award
1994 Games Magazine Top 100 Games of the Year Award
1995 Computer Gaming World Premier Finalist - Best Role Playing Game

Death Gate
1994 Strategy Plus Animated Adventure Game of the Year Award (Runner-up)
1994 Computer Game Review Golden Triad Award
1994 Interactive Gaming Editor’s Choice Award
1995 Computer Gaming World Premier Finalist - Best Adventure Game
1995 Games Magazine Top 100 Electronic Games of the Year Award

Mission Critical
1995 Computer Game Review Golden Triad Award
1995 Jerry Pournelle/Byte Magazine Game of the Year Award
1995 Computer Game Review Adventure Game of the Year
1995 Strategy Plus Adventure Game of the Year (Finalist)
1995 Computer Game Review Best Graphics of the Year Award
1995 Computer Game Review Best Introduction of the Year Award
1996 Computer Gaming World Computer Gaming Choice Award

Spycraft
1996 PC Gamer Editor’s Choice
1996 MacWorld Best Multimedia Game
1996 Gamespot Best Interactive Movie
1996 Spotlight Award Best Script, Story, or Interactive Writing (Nominee)

Star Control 3
1996 Computer Gaming World Computer Gaming Choice Award
1996 PC Gamer Editor’s Choice Award
1997 CGDC Nominee “Best Story/Screenplay” Award

Callahan’s Crosstime Saloon
1997 Computer Gaming World Computer Gaming Choice Award
1997 Computer Games/Strategy Plus Editor’s Choice Award

John Saul’s The Blackstone Chronicles
1998 Computer Gaming World Editor’s Choice Award
1998 ElectricGames.Com Adventure Game of the Year Award
1998 Game Industry News Game of the Year Award (Nominee)

Wheel of Time
1999 Gamespy Action Game of the Year
1999 Gamespy Best Graphics Award
1999 PC Gamer Editor’s Choice Award
1999 PC Accelerator Killer Game! Award
1999 Game.exe Best Multiplayer Game of the Year Award
1999 Gamer’s Republic PC Game of the Year Award
1999 Sharky Extreme Top Five Shooters of the Year Award
1999 Eurogamer Best Female Lead Character (Nominated)
1999 Eurogamer Best Adapted Storyline (Nominated)

Unreal2: XMP
2003 Jolt Online Game of the Year

Spider-Man 3
2007 IGN Runner Up Best Platform Game
2007 IGN Runner Up Most Innovative Design

Sacred 2: Fallen Angel
2008 German Developer Awards Best International Game
2008 German Developer Awards Best German Action Game
2008 German Developer Awards Best Game Design (Nominated)
2008 German Developer Awards Best Story (Nominated)
2008 German Developer Awards Best in-game Graphics (Nominated)
2008 German Developer Awards Best Sound (Nominated)
2008 German Developer Awards Best German Game (Nominated)
2008 GameStars Awards Best RPG (Nominated)
2008 GameStars Awards Best PC Game (Nominated)

FrontierVille
2011 GDC Choice Awards Best Social Network Game (Nominated)
2011 GDC Choice Awards Best Online Game Design (Nominated)
2011 GDC Choice Awards Best Audio for an Online Game (Nominated)
2011 AIAS (DICE) Awards Social Networking Game of the Year (Nominated)
2011 Webby Awards People’s Voice Award (Nominated)

Empires & Allies
2011 Golden Joystick Award Best Free To Play Game (Nominated)